Bring on the Green!

St. Patricks tableSt. Patty’s Day is all about fun and for Cuisine Kathleen it’s just begun.

Tables are decked all in green and tablescapers everywhere are making the scene.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve got all the fixings for an Irish feast, but the table comes first to say the least.

St. Patricks table Irish fedoras from Target are cute as can be

St. Patricks tableand work as a centerpiece, perfect for me.

St. Patrick's tablePlates of white topped with a shamrock nestle right here

St. Patrick's tableand each diner will have an Irish beer.

St. Patricks tableThe table is set  and waiting for you so join us for corned beef, cabbage and a pinch or two.

Corned beef is oh so good, one of those things we eat once a year and wonder why we don’t have it more often.  It’ll be cooked in a multi purpose slow cooker, a failsafe way to have it be tender as can be.  Since I have a lot of Irish beer  on hand I’ll be adding a bottle which should give  a tasty flavor.

corned beefSlow Cooked Corned Beef

4 lb. corned beef brisket

6 red potatoes, cut into quarters

2 c. baby carrots

12 oz. bottle dark beer or stout

1 head of cabbage

In a slow cooker, cover the corned beef with potatoes and carrots and sprinkle with the seasoning packet contents.  Add beer or ale and cook on low setting for 7-8 hours.  About 30 minutes before cooking is finished, add cabbage that has been cut into wedges and continue cooking making sure all ingredients are tender before removing from the cooker.

Hmmm, I can hardly wait!

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28 thoughts on “Bring on the Green!

  1. Himself is a true Guinness (and stout/dark beer) lover, is if your table had been at our place then no doubt that one would have disappeared first LOL.
    I have my own excellent corned beef recipe (with oranges, golden syrup, cloves and NO vinegar) but I’ve never yet tried it in a slow cooker.
    Sadly Dutch butchers cut up a beast in a very different way and the corned beef “cut” doesn’t exist here at all, nor does the corning process, so I only get to cook corned beef when we are in New Zealand.
    Yours looks delicious!!!

  2. Fantastic table … I missed those Fedoras at Target!…While I love Reubens…I also love corned beef hash!!! favorite breakfast! Hope you had a wonderful St. Patty’s Day!

  3. Hi Lulu,
    Love those green hats, too funny!
    I love Reuben’s too, but I always make an extra corned beef so we have enough for them and hash. I buy several to stash in the freezer, no better price than around SPD! Always a hit in summer when people are sick of grilled meats.
    Thanks so much for taking part in the 6th Annual Irish Blog Crawl!

  4. Your collection of Irish hats are so cute and cheerful! You’re right about corned beef, we wonder why we don’t have it more often also. I love making Reuben sandwiches with the leftovers 🙂 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    1. Reubens….you’re my kind of gal!

  5. Everything looks so yummy! And using the hats as a centerpiece is so awesome!

  6. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Ya and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  7. What a clever idea to use the fedoras as the centerpiece! I loved your cute poem, too, and thank you for the easy corned beef recipe!!

  8. Soooo cute! I especially love the hats. How clever!..Christine

  9. So fun! I love your centerpiece, too. Your meal looks amazing! Happy St. Patty’s Day, my friend! 🙂

    1. Kim, you’d laugh if you knew how long I spend trying to make the perfect clover napkin. It just doesn’t work if your napkin isn’t square.

  10. You always have the most fun parties! I just love your tablescape with all those hats, awesome. A Slow Cooker Corned Beef is fantastic, and it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Food of The World and hope you will continue the tour with us next month.
    Miz Helen

  11. bluecrabmartini March 14, 2014 — 7:59 pm

    What a great festive tablescape! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy that Irish beer pack 😉

  12. Green hats for a table centre piece. What a great idea great Idea. Wishing you a wonderful St Pats celebration.

  13. Great idea using the hats for the centerpiece!
    Your corned beef dinner looks delicious. I haven’t tried it in the crock pot, have been doing it in the oven the past few years…it comes out fork tender.
    Have a great week, Linda.

  14. The Quintessential Magpie March 14, 2014 — 12:38 pm

    Lulu, this is as cute as can be. I love the centerpiece! And I believe I will have one of those beers, please. I could use one after this past week. TGIF!

    To answer your question, I’m not sure they got out the ruler, but it could be! LOL
    “Carson” was texting some so he might not have noticed. Saved by the iPhone! 😉

    I had really wanted to join you, but I can’t get my pictures loaded. Also, I keep picking apart my tablescape. Last week’s is a tough act to follow!

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!



  15. Love your little poem! The centerpiece is cute too. Dinner looks wonderful.
    Can I come????
    Blessings My Friend,

  16. What a great centerpiece. I’ll have to remember that for next year. A slow cooker is my favorite way to prepare corned beef. It’s always so tender and cooked perfectly. Have a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  17. Fedoras from Target make such a great centerpiece! Fun Lulu!!! I’m not a big fan of Irish food, but yours looks delicious!

  18. Wonderful centerpiece…very clever!

  19. Linda, I wish I could write poems. You made me smile. I can cook though and your recipe in a slow cooker sounds perfect for me.
    Love your festive and creative table.

  20. Linda, I love your poem and fedora centerpiece! Your corned beef recipe looks and sounds delicious, I just happen to have a bottle or two of stout 🙂 Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

  21. Happier Than A Pig In Mud March 13, 2014 — 4:34 am

    Your table looks great, love the fun centerpiece! Nice beer collection too:@) Enjoy your CB&C!

  22. I love the fedoras used as the centerpiece…great idea! Also, the longneck beer bottles are perfect. This one makes me smile! Thanks for inviting us for a peek,and Happy St. Pat’s Day! Cherry Kay

  23. Oh thanks for the slow cooker idea for my corned beef. We are headed to our sons so I’ll pack the cooker to make our corned beef there. Happy St. Pat’s Day.

  24. Darling idea with the fedoras. I didn’t see those at Target. I just may need to go back. ‘-)
    Right now I’m craving some of that corned beef. Happy St. Pat’s Day!

  25. This looks delicious. This is perfect crockpot food. Great presentation.

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